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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Rustico’s Novemberfest

October 29, 2014 8:45 PM0 comments

The nice weather is fleeting and this may be the last weekend to really enjoy being outside. But just in case the temps dip too low, the libations served up at Rustico’s 3rd annual Novemberfest Saturday will do an ample job warming your belly. Featuring more than 50 craft beers […]

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F.C. League of Women Voters Hosts Forum on Campaign $

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by Patricia Leslie The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC changed electoral politics in this country by permitting corporations and individuals to fund political campaigns with little, if any, oversight. Sean Barnett of the Northern Virginia affiliate of Move to Amend, a national organization devoted to […]

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In Defense of President Obama

8:27 PM2 comments

Watching critics taunting Democrats for their zealous denial of association with President Obama generates specially-queasy feelings akin to what one gets from the horror flicks so popular this time of year, recognizing that one case is fantasy and the other all too real. Among them, Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: A Reality Check

10:49 AM3 comments

For the last four or five years, we have been bombarded with a stream of stories about the “shale revolution.” Horizontal drilling and fracking, mostly in the U.S., were said to have released oceans of new oil and a virtually endless supply of natural gas. These developments have brought, or […]

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The Religious Right’s 10-Point Playbook For Hijacking Nations

October 28, 2014 6:20 PM5 comments

While much of the world is focusing this week on Muslim extremism, we can’t forget homegrown Christian fanaticism. Mary Zeiss Strange, a Professor at Skidmore College, caused a ruckus last week with her USA Today op-ed, “Beware the Christian Extremists.” In her piece, she argues that Christian zealots are a […]

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F.C.’s Curry Mantra 2 Closing Friday

6:00 PM2 comments

Curry Mantra 2, the Indian restaurant which opened in Falls Church’s West End Plaza shopping center in February of 2013, is closing its doors this Friday. Northern Virginia Magazine reports owner Asad Sheikh, who is also closing his Curry Mantra 3 location in Vienna as well, says while business hasn’t […]

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Falls Church Community Center Hosts Halloween Carnival

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The apple didn’t fall far from the tree for The Sullivans, one of several families who went to the Falls Church Community Center for their annual Halloween Carnival last Saturday, Oct. 25. There were crafts, carnival games, a haunted house and a reptile show at the carnival. Take a look […]

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Crime Report: Bank Robbery & 4 DUIs

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Last week’s robbery of BB&T Bank on West Broad Street is the big item in the latest City of Falls Church Crime Report. The suspect in the October 21 heist was arrested last Thursday. Also in this week’s report, there were four DUIs including one incident where at 34-year old […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Early numbers on Arlington’s 2014 absentee voting are “abysmal,” I’m told by retired county Treasurer Frank O’Leary. Fewer than 7,000, or several hundred short of the number in gubernatorial election year 2013. This weak showing, says Arlington’s astute reader of voter turnout tea-leaves, may not bode well for down-ballot Democratic […]

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Major Traffic Delays Expected at Broad and Washington for Next Three Weeks

12:59 PM1 comment

The City of Falls Church has advised drivers of maintenance work being done to upgrade the traffic signal wiring at the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Street from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the next three weeks. A city contractor will be trenching across three legs of the intersection […]

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